Sanquhar Woods, Forres Saturday Series and Moray & Nairn Schools League Sat, 30 Sep 17

Event Info
Location of Event: 
Sanquhar Woods, Forres
Type of Event: 
Saturday Series and Moray & Nairn Schools League
Event Date: 
Sat, 30-Sep-2017

Location

57° 36' 10.3176" N, 3° 36' 40.626" W
Event Timings
Registration Times: 
10:15 - 11:15
Start Times: 
10:30 - 12:00
Courses Close at: 
13:00
Event Details

Directions

From the West, turn right at the roundabout 200 yards or so after passing Forres Tesco. Then take the first left along Orchard Road. Just after Applegrove Primary School take a right turn along Sanquhar Road. The parking is at Forres Academy, shortly after you pass the swimming pool.
From the East, turn off the A96 in to Forres at the roundabout at the East end of the town. Just after Grant Park turn left in front of Anderson's Primary School. At the foot of the hill take the 2nd exit off the mini roundabout along Sanquhar Road, then follow directions as above.

Parking

In Forres Academy Car Park. There is a swimming gala on at the adjacent swimming pool at the same time as our event, so the car park might get full. If so, please park considerately on nearby streets, or in car parks around the town, which is only a 10-minute walk away. There is free car parking at Orchard Road carpark, across Roysvale Park if required. You might consider leaving your car at home if you live close to Sanquhar Woods.

Nearest Toilets

Nearest public toilets are at the car park behind the Forres Co Op and in Grant Park

Safety Information

The area is used for recreational walking, mountain biking and running. Please be aware of other users in the area, especially children and elderly while running your course. As the area is popular with dog walkers there may be faecal matter from dogs present along the tracks, presenting a possible health hazard to those who come in to contact with it. Please take care, especially if you have young children with you.

Ticks may be present in the area, please check yourself after the event. Please also be sure to report to Download by Course Closing Time.

First aid is at assembly.

All Competitors take part at their own risk and are responsible for their own safety during the event. Runners should choose a course that matches their experience and fitness

Registration and Download 

Registration is at the car park in an adjecent field. This event is entry on the day only. Please fill in the registration form at the registration and pay your entry fee. Registration forms will be available on the day, however, they can be downloaded via the link on the left hand side of our home page.

You must report to download after your run by course closing time at 13:00, even if you do not complete the course.

Start and Finish Information

The journey to the start is approximately 100 metres from registration and crosses a road. Although this crossing will be marshalled, competitors are adviced to take care while walking to the start, especially if you have young children with you. The finish is by the Registration and Downloads.

Schools League Info

Anyone attending School in Moray or Nairn is automatically entered in to the Schools League competitIon. Remember to give the name of your school on your entry form. For those who have just moved up to the Academy remember that you can opt to score points for your old primary school until the end of the year. If you want your run to count for your new school please tell the entry team to change it on the computer. The data base will default to showing the school you've run for in previous events this year. The best 4 competitors from each school count for the teams.

Schools League competitors can run on any course. See the 'Leagues' menu for full schools competition information.

Please register as an individual, but you're welcome to run with a friend and help each other out as you go. For groups of 3 or more running together, only 2 individual times wil count for your school team score. This is to make it fair for the majority of more experienced juniors who do the course on their own or as pairs. It's the best 4 times that count for the Schools League - you can see the full rules and information HERE.

Press and Photography

Previews and post-event reports for some of our events appear in the local press. We often take photos at events that may be used in the press or on social media, but will not name anyone under 18 without parental consent. 

Courses available: 

This event is the 7th of our club Saturday League and the 6th in the Moray & Nairn Schools League for 2017.

Terrain Description

Undulating terrain with some nice contour features and a great path network for the easier courses.

Courses (Colours and Lengths)

Yellow (easy) 2.7 km (35 registered competitors as at 29/9/17)

Orange (medium) 3.0 km (17)

Light Green (harder) 3.6 km (11)

Green (hard) 4.0 km (31)

 

Click here to complete a survey to help us gauge map numbers.  This neither guarantees a map for you nor obliges you to come...but it does really help us plan- thank you:  https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/VS8N7L9 THE ENTRY SURVEY IS NOW CLOSED. We hve primted maps based on notified entries and hope to have enough to cater for the usual level of entry on the day.

Information for parents "shadowing" junior runners

Adults shadowing juniors only need pay for the junior entry. Please allow your son/daughter to do most of the navigation themselves. If you are doing all the navigation for them (ie they're chasing you round the course), please let us know at registration so we can note you down as "non competitive" or register you as an adult.

We encourage adult "shadowers" to help out if you see your children going obviously wrong or getting stuck, but please wait for them to ask you for help before stepping in - let them try to work it out themselves first. That's all part of the learning process and helps build their self-confidence. It's good to get disorientated and learn what to do about it with the reassurance of a parent nearby - it prepares then for when they start doing courses on their own. This also makes it fair for the children that do the course all by themselves. Thank you.

Punch Type: 
Emit
Dogs: 
Yes
Event Prices
Adults £5
Juniors £4
£1 discount for using own brikke
£1 discount for Oclub members

MEMBERSHIP INFO

Club membership costs £18 for seniors and just £3.30 for juniors (under 21). It entitles you to £1 off your entry fee for this event as well as discounted entry at all Moravian events, and most events organized by other clubs. If you'd like to become a member, please click HERE - your membership will be valid until the end of 2017 but this late in the year we recommend that you wait until 1st November to join when the new membership year opens. That way your membership will run through until the end of 2018.

Event Officials
Planner: 
Paul & Ben Coutts
Organiser(s): 
Kaisa Oikkonen
Organiser Email: 
amazingdogra 'at' hotmail.com
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